Elections

Liberal Wisconsinite on Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: ‘Hopefully the colon cancer will take her before we get her’

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David Martosko
Executive Editor

With the Wisconsin recall election in full swing Tuesday, the roving video patrols of Revealing Politics, a new conservative political website, were in the Badger State talking to voters. Journalist Christian Hartsock caught one bandana-clad liberal protester on camera in the capital city of Madison, threatening Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

“Run, get the fuck out of the state,” he advised the lieutenant governor … We’re coming after her anyways, so it doesn’t freaking matter anyways, win or lose.”

Asked what protesters would do with Kleefisch if they found her, he answered, “I don’t know, hopefully the colon cancer will take her before we get her.”

Like Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker, Kleefisch faced down and defeated a recall vote Tuesday that could have put her out of a job — an outcome that the videotaped protester was hoping for.

“Just get the fuck out of the state,” he insisted.

With 93 percent of the votes counted, Kleefish held a commanding 54-46 lead over her Democratic challenger, Firefighters Union chief Mahlon Mitchell. That firefighters union was embroiled in a tax-fraud controversy in 2010 when it emerged that board members had submitted phony expense vouchers to cover donations they made to the union’s political action committee.

Gov. Walker’s lead over Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was an identical 54-46 margin.

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